September 19, 2016
Officials at the Salem Railway Division inspected health and hygiene conditions in the trains and at the eateries in the stations today as part of the Swachchata Saptah (cleanliness week). Today, being the third day of the cleanliness week, it was observed as Swachch Rail Gaadi Diwas (Clean Trains Day).
According to a release from the Salem Division, the pantry cars of about 12 trains were checked. The officials checked for cleanliness and also made sure that the quality of the ingredients were good. “The expiry dates of the packed foods particularly milk packets, rate of the food and weight as per directions were checked,” the release said.
The officials also randomly enquired passengers, enquired on maintenance and checked for grievances.
Inspection was also carried out in the VRR (Vegetarian Refreshment Room) and other eateries of the stations for cleanliness of the premises, display of rates and the availability of stock.
The quality and availability of baby food in the Janani Sewa Stalls was also checked.
When it was found in one of the stalls that the vendor did not have stock of feeding bottles, he was advised to replenish them immediately. Another fruit vendor was also warned for selling bad quality fruits.